I am sorry to tell you that 'merde' in French means
For every french people, your project name sounds
like eshit, which is rather unfortunate.
Re: Qt pricing
> % % Plus there's always Java ;-))).
> % Java has its own set of issues,
> % but it is certainly an interesting
> % choice too, if you are ready to
> % program in java. I think the most
> % problematic things today is
> % about the jvm and the version of java
> % you are using may not
> % be the same as your target, so you
> % to spend time
> % adjusting things (I heard some java
> % developers saying that
> % they were "porting" their app to
> % jvm) but I may not
> % be uptodate with such problems.
> Java adds new features and widgets in
> new versions, it
> also fixes bugs that could trigger bugs
> in the authors code.
> It does about the best job in the
> industry to keep forward
> compatible, though. Writing something
> for java 1.2 works
> on 1.4. This is something that just
> about every other
> toolkit forgot about. You still see Qt1
> applications out
> there, which are really hard to get
> compiling against a Qt3
> library, many many changes are neeeded.
> In short; it is no worse then Qt or
> other libraries out there,
> and probably better.
> The reason your friend was porting was
> probably that he
> used a newer version and the management
> did not want to
> upgrade the JVM, which has its own set
> of problems :)
Microsoft does a very good job at maintaining backward
compability, at least in their C/C++ area. You can still compile
16 bits windows 3.1 application on windows 2000.
Unfortunately for them, they forgot this wise principle when
working with other products (access, visual basic, word, ...)